A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE PORCELAIN VASES

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A PAIR OF RARE AND LARGE PORCELAIN VASES
BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1828
Each of amphora form, the bodies finely painted with A Battle between Turkish and Austrian Troops after Philips Wouwerman and The Troops at Rest after Pieter Wouwerman, both signed in Cyrillic ‘Golov’ (lower right), within gilt borders and bands of molded anthemia and rosettes on a white ground, the sides and reverse with gilt-fluted stripes on a white ground, flanked by two gilt winged caryatid-form handles supporting baskets of flowers, with gilt waisted flared neck and everted molded rim, the lower section and spreading circular foot gilt and molded with rising palmettes, acanthus and rosettes, on a square ormolu base, each inscribed in Russian inside the neck '[By the] Imp.[erial] Por.[celain] Factory 1828.' in gold, one inscribed 'D'après P. Wouwermans' on the foot
29 1/8 in. (74 cm.) high